While only an average performer among 10Gbps USB drives, the LaCie Portable SSD's unique and attractive design, as well as its svelte form factor make it one of our favorites
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PNY's LX3030 PCIe 3 drive sustains long writes with the top performers and is rated for a staggering 27,000TBW per TB of capacity—many times what's offered by the average NAND SSD.
Adata's follow-on to the S70, the XPG Gammix S70 Blade replaces the older model's 96-layer TLC NAND with 176-layer NAND. It's a worthy competitor to the Samsung 980 Pro, and compatible with the PlayStation 5.
Crucial's P5 Plus NVMe SSD, the follow-on to the company's affordable and speedy P5, is faster and supports the latest PCIe 4 standard. But it's also going head to head with Samsung's 980 Pro price-wise.
The water-resistant Envoy Pro SX Thunderbolt SSD is just as fast as its USB/Thunderbolt sibling, but it's only $20 less.
Crucial's BX500 SATA SSD provides a lot of storage for the price and excellent everyday performance.
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When it comes to storage, Western Digital and Seagate are the brands to beat but there's rarely a clear winner between the two.
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The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.
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